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Re: This week's summary

John Macdonald
January 5, 2004 22:05
Re: This week's summary
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On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 05:48:04PM -0500, Austin Hastings wrote:
> > From: Uri Guttman []
> > >>>>> "AH" == Austin Hastings <> writes:
> >
> >   AH> PS: While I'm somewhat sympathetic to the fact that eu guys are
> >   AH> trying to spin up 200 years worth of amendments and supreme court
> >   AH> decisions at the same time, it's still a ratf*ck. Eu need to get
> >   AH> eurselves a Larry. I wonder if there's a precedent for that?
> >
> > but he if worked on that at the rate he is churning out apocalypses, it
> > would be another 200 years. this is not a knock on larry but a comment
> > on how large and complex that eu constitution probably is.
> Au contraire. His job would not be to write, per se, but to eliminate.
> Consider all the RFC's and then consider the synthesis he did to produce,
> e.g., Grammars. Or the new block constructs (loop, etc.). Occam is dead.
> Larry's still got a very sharp razor.

The RFC's were generated in just a few months and the
elimination and synthesis has taken quite a bit longer. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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